Consultant Anaesthetist, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

James trained and graduate in King’s before moving to the North East to undertake anaesthetic training and became a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Freeman Hospital in 2012. His clinical week mainly involves hepatobiliary surgery including liver and pancreas transplantation and pre-assessment of the major surgical patient incorporating the cardiopulmonary exercise testing service.

He has undertaken 3 years of research prior to becoming a consultant in the field of risk assessment prior to major surgery and has published widely on cardiopulmonary exercise testing in a variety of surgical patients. His other areas of current interest include developing enhanced recovery pathways, postoperative cognitive decline and critical incident check lists..